posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 08:58 AM
Just to add my own opinion into the mix, there is a difference between providing counter-information to a discussion, analyzing another's opinion,
disagreeing with various opinions, and entering a thread and posting inflammatory, derogatory information before even reading the thread or
I won't mention names, since it is certainly not limited to only a couple of members, but lately I've noticed in several threads that within the
first seconds of a thread going live, people have posted "this is photoshopped" (when it wasn't), this is not right because of -- then this
poster went on to list stats and information that had nothing to do with the video and/or documents in the thread -- but that person wouldn't know
because they didn't even bother to read the links and enclosures and admitted as much. What was this member's answer? I don't have to read the
documents -- I already know what they'll say. Nonetheless, it killed the entire first two pages of the thread as the rest of us that actually wanted
to discuss said topic were inundated with nay-sayers talking about a completely different thing -- because they couldn't be bothered reading what the
OP had linked. Were any of these posts removed? Nope.
Again, there is a difference between participating and reading a thread versus automatically posting irrelevant garbage for the sole purpose of ending
the thread. This can also be found of late in all Obama threads.
No longer can one have any discussion about a particular policy of this administration without reading through several posts about Obama's general
stats and things completely unrelated to the specific topic. In fact, the same exact post can be found in several of the Obama threads despite the
fact that each thread covered a completely different topic.
Should people believe everything posted on this site? Not unless you have a room reserved on the fifth floor of a hospital and have been fitted for a
nice, white coat.
However, I think asking people to actually read a thread -- including links and video -- prior to simply attacking the OP on premise alone -- claiming
to already know where the discussion is going -- is a little ridiculous. Further, I think we need to focus on removing off-topic posts.
Just my opinion.